Great White Sharks Photo Workshop in Guadalupe 2018
Hop aboard the Nautilus Explorer and join Matt Sullivan with Bluewater Photo for the famed annual group trip to Guadalupe. Get up close and personal with Great White Sharks through 3 days of virtually unlimited diving!
September 11-16, 2018
SPECIAL OFFER: Book your spot now and get a $500 gift card to use for Bluewater Photo purchases, or on any travel trip booked through Bluewater Travel.
Triple Occupancy $2,935 / Stateroom $3,250
Superior Suite $3,775 / Premium Suite $4,405
Single Occupancy $4,062
✓ 3 full days of virtually unlimited diving with Great White Sharks
✓ Luxurious boat with great price : quality, awesome staff and REALLY good food!
✓ Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike
✓ Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits
✓ Trip designed to shoot photos - We select liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef
✓ Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur
✓ All taxes and fees included, except for a $65 port fee, payable onboard.
Trip Overview - During this trip, you will be able to experience 3 days of virtually unlimited diving with the great whites. The shark encounters on this trip will be very rich and natural. No chum required on this trip, as the sharks are already there!
Guests start promptly at 8 am. Afterward, you can dive as many as you like through the last dive day on which the cage closes at 5 pm! The current record is 31.5 hours of cage time over 3 days.
Another great thing that we really like, thanks to the fact that the Nautilus Explorer crew doesn't use heavy slicks of blood, oil, and chum on the surface, is how much more relaxed the great whites are. They tend to exhibit much more curiosity and come in MUCH closer to the cages.
Up to six great whites have been spotted at once circling the cage and even bumping up against it in a gentle way. Having a great white look at you and swim over for a very close look provides a really unforgettable rush!
See how our 2017 trip to Guadalupe went.
Aboard the Nautilus Explorer, diving is done via surface supplied hookah with backup dive gear in each cage. Submersible cage dives are 45 minutes long and if you are a certificated diver, you will have the opportunity to make 3 dives a day. Dive time in the suspended cage and surface cage is unlimited.
Sea conditions in their anchorage are generally calm with 80-130-foot visibility in very blue water. Water temperatures are around 73F and a 5-7 mm full suit is recommended.
The boat departs in the evening for a 20-hour voyage to Isla Guadalupe, generally arriving the next day at dinner time allowing for a nice restful night's sleep before the action begins the next morning. On the last day of the trip the boat generally arrives back in port at 2 p.m. Transfers back to San Diego are included with arrival back to San Diego estimated at 6:00 pm.
✓ Stateroom accommodations with AC, porthole (or full window in suites), and en-suite bathroom
✓ All meals. Food is a cornerstone of life onboard and Nautilus features fresh and imaginative cuisine with a mix of western and Mexican menu items prepared by 2 chefs.
✓ 3 full days of diving with great white sharks!
✓ Round trip transfers from San Diego to Ensenada
✓ 5% tax
✗ Port fee: $65, payable on board
Daily Photo Workshops - Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Help underwater is also given.
Matthew Sullivan is an underwater and conservation photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. For more of his pictures follow him on Instagram.
About the Nautilus Explorer - Luxury dive liveaboard serving small groups of divers in Guadalupe and the Socorro Islands, the Nautilus Explorer was custom built for diving and designed to offer the highest level of comfort and safety for its guests. See more photos of the Nautilus Explorer
Left: Premium Suite; Right: Superior Suite
Flight Information - Contact us for flight recommendations. Logistics are very simple, as you fly in/out of San Diego (airport code SAN). From there we will all meet at the Best Western Island Palms Hospitality Suite and travel by coach to the boat docked in Ensenada. Meetup time begins at 12 PM and the coach leaves at 7:30 PM.
Call us today at 310-915-6677 email us at email@example.com
Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230
And let us book your dream vacation!